COOPER'S GEMINI PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK.
COOPER ON EARLY ORBITAL PHOTOGRAPHY.
Earth Photographs from Gemini III, IV, and V. NASA SP-129. Washington: 1967. 266 pp. 11½ x 9 inches. Original red cloth.
Accompanied by GORDON COOPER'S signed provenance letter, reading in part: "Enclosed with this letter is my copy of Earth Photographs from Gemini III, IV, and V. It contains over 200 full format 70mm color photographs taken during the first three manned Gemini flights. We were making great strides in our exploration of the unknown and I took great pride in the ability to record the sights visible through our spacecraft windows. I have always had an interest in photography and learned a great deal from key science support individuals from several NASA centers. Some of my astronaut colleagues were not as enthusiastic about photography as I was, but most later came around when these early flights returned some of the most remarkable images of the earth and cosmos taken to date... I have signed the title page of this book."
INSCRIBED and SIGNED by GORDON COOPER on the title page: "Gemini V photos by Gordon Cooper."